What are my options if my car is water damaged?
In 2017, we experienced one of the worst hurricane seasons in history. It may be hard to believe, but the 2018 hurricane season is just a few months away. Even if you’re not in an area that suffers the worst brunt of a hurricane, it’s still possible to experience severe flooding and heavy storms. And, if you do end up with flooding in your area, there’s a chance that your car could suffer from water damage.
So, what do you do if your vehicle is water damaged? Don’t worry: we’ll help you determine whether or not your BMW is salvageable. And if it’s not–if it’s officially become a junk car–we’ll help you and get as much cash as you can out of it. Read on to learn more.
Check the Level of Damage
The first thing you’ll need to do after your BMW experiences water damage is try to determine just how bad the damage is. On the one hand, a minor amount of flooding may not have completely ruined your BMW. Check inside the car itself and . If you can see that water rose all the way to the level of the engine, you may not be able to repair it. But, if there was just a little water on the floor of the vehicle, it may be possible to salvage your BMW. Remember: if you’re on the coast and your car was flooded with seawater, the salt can wreak havoc on your engine by causing corrosion and rusting.
Consider Filing Insurance
Do you have a car that’s practically brand new? If so, you may want to look into filing a claim with your insurance company. This is usually relatively straightforward, and can allow you to recoup some of the value of your vehicle.
Keep in mind, though, that you can only file a claim for your vehicle if you have the right kind of coverage. “Comprehensive coverage” (as it’s usually called) provides coverage for damage from natural disasters, including floods. If you do have comprehensive coverage on your vehicle, you may be able to receive payment for the value of your vehicle. Of course, that payment will come after your deductible has been accounted for.
Sell Your Junk BMW
Consider this scenario. You’ve got an old BMW that’s low in value, so you didn’t have comprehensive insurance coverage on it at the time of the flood. As you assess the damage to your car, you realize that it’s not going to be fixable. You know you need to sell it and get whatever cash you can for it, but what are your options?
Believe it or not, selling your junk BMW to a national junk car buyer like is easy. We pay serious cash all across the country for flood damaged vehicles, and we’ll quote you a price for yours over the phone. Visit our website to learn more.